Survival in the Chemical Industry: Safety Challenges and Solutions for the Chemical Engineer

The symposium ‘Survival in the Chemical Industry: Safety Challenges and Solutions for the Chemical Engineer’ will take place on the 11th of October 2016 at the Eindhoven University of Technology and is organized by the study association ‘Jan Pieter Minckelers’ and ‘Octave Levenspiel’ both from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. The symposium will be headed by prof. dr.ir. Hans Kuipers of the group of Multi-scale Modelling of Multi-phase Flows.

The topics covered at this symposium will all be in the field of safety in the chemical industry. A subject that every process engineer will encounter in their professional career, but only gets minor coverage during the study program of Chemical Engineering at the TU/e. To give the participants of this symposium a look into this field of engineering, we will dedicate a whole day to this theme. The subject will be covered taking several views on the topic, such as safer production of polymers, alternatives for dangerous chemicals, process intensification as well as food safety.

Study association Jan Pieter Minckelers

Study association ‘Jan Pieter Minckelers’ commonly abbreviated as ‘Japie’ is the study association for the department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Japie has the goal to strengthen the education at our department by giving the students the opportunity to give their feedback, provide recreational activities for its members and give the members the chance to develop themselves by organizing several events. Japie also focuses on preparing its members for their professional career by visits to industrial plants and organizing lectures given by chemical companies.

Octave Levenspiel

Octave Levenspiel is an international association formed by a two years post-Master program, Process and Product Design (PPD), which is part of the Chemical Engineering and Chemistry department at the Eindhoven University of Technology. The aim of this post-Master program is to offer graduate students a chance to broaden their views and deepen their knowledge in the field of process and product design. The main purpose of the association is to build a pleasant working atmosphere and facilitate the communication between the trainees by organizing different events.